The Brooklyn Nets are reportedly trading veteran center DeAndre Jordan, four future second-round picks and $5.78 million to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Jahlil Okafor and Sekou Doumbouya.

The Pistons plan to work through a buy-out on Jordan’s current two-year, $20 million contract money owed. The Nets will save $47 million in salary on the deal, per ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Nets recently signed veteran forward Paul Millsap and big man LaMarcus Aldridge after he cleared necessary medical evaluations earlier this week. With less of a need for veteran big-man talent down low, the Nets can use the money saved on Jordan’s contract to go after future mid-level free agent options.

After joining the Brooklyn organization prior to the 2019-20 season, Jordan had a solid year in his first campaign with the team, averaging 8.3 points and 10.0 rebounds per game. With the arrival of his former Clippers teammate Blake Griffin midway through the 2020-21 season, Jordan’s production dropped to 7.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game.

In addition to the money saved with this trade, the Nets also receive an exciting young player in Sekou Doumbouya. Selected with the No. 15 pick in the 2019 draft, the 20-year-old power forward has averaged 5.6 points and 2.8 rebounds through 17.3 minutes per game over the last two seasons.

As one of the youngest teams in the NBA, the Pistons should benefit from some veteran leadership in Jordan.

NBA fans and analysts from across the league took to Twitter to react to this trade.

The Nets continue to make moves this offseason as they gear up for a title run in 2021-22.





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